Netflix debuts “Song Exploder”, a new docu-series based on the acclaimed podcast of the same name this October 2.
In the synopsis provided by Netflix, host Hrishikesh Hirway and Oscar®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville bring each episode of Song Exploder featuring some of the world’s greatest musicians as they reveal how they brought one of their songs to life. The series weaves together in-depth interviews, archival footage, and raw recordings as each artist breaks down their song, layer by layer, sharing intimate insight into the personal inspiration behind the music and lyrics.
Song Exploder spotlights artists including 15-time Grammy® Award-winning artist, songwriter, and producer Alicia Keys, who breaks down “3 Hour Drive” from her 2020 album, ALICIA; Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, who delves into the creation of “Wait for It” from the musical phenomenon “Hamilton”; Rock & Roll Hall of Famers R.E.M. who open up about the influences behind the life-changing track “Losing My Religion”; and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Ty Dolla $ign who discusses the inspiration behind “LA,” the deeply personal opening track from his gold-certified major label debut album, FREE TC.
The series is produced by Tremolo Productions. Hrishikesh Hirway, Morgan Neville, and Caitrin Rogers serve as Executive Producers and Dominic Musacchio serves as Co-Executive Producer. Song Exploder is based on the podcast by Hrishikesh Hirway. Episodes directed by Morgan Neville and Nicola B. Marsh.
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